Alamance Community College
2020 Calendar Year

Medical Coding Billing and Insurance Certificate

In order to complete the Medical Coding, Billing and Insurance Certificate at Alamance Community College, students must earn 18 hours of college credit in the categories listed in the table.
Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
OST-141 Medical Office Terms I 3 3
OST-141   Medical Office Terms I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course uses a language-structure approach to present the terminology and vocabulary that will be encountered in medical office settings. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in approximately one-half of the systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

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OST-142 Medical Office Terms II 3 3
OST-142   Medical Office Terms II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is a continuation of OST 141 and continues the study, using a language-structure approach, of medical office terminology and vocabulary. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in the remaining systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

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OST-148 Medical Insurance and Billing 3 3
OST-148   Medical Insurance and Billing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces fundamentals of medical insurance and billing. Emphasis is placed on the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim.

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OST-243 Med Office Simulation 4 3
OST-243   Med Office Simulation PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • OST 148

This course introduces medical systems used to process information in the automated office. Topics include traditional and electronic information resources, storing and retrieving information, and the billing cycle. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer accurately to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections.

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OST-247 Procedure Coding 4 3
OST-247   Procedure Coding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides in-depth coverage of procedural coding. Emphasis is placed on CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code procedures and services performed in a medical facility.

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OST-248 Diagnostic Coding 4 3
OST-248   Diagnostic Coding PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides an in-depth study of diagnostic coding. Emphasis is placed on ICD coding system. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code diagnoses in a medical facility.

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Semester Total 21 18

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